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Five Little Peppers at Home (1940)

Approved | | Drama | 8 February 1940 (USA)
Ever since the poor Pepper family - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - warmed the once cold heart of wealthy businessman J.H. King, they have ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Barton

Writers:

Harry Sauber (screenplay), Margaret Sidney (based on a book by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edith Fellows ... Polly Pepper
Dorothy Anne Seese Dorothy Anne Seese ... Phronsie Pepper (as Dorothy Ann Seese)
Clarence Kolb ... Mr. King
Dorothy Peterson ... Mrs. Pepper
Ronald Sinclair ... Jasper
Charles Peck Charles Peck ... Ben Pepper
Tommy Bond ... Joey Pepper
Bobby Larson ... Davie Pepper
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Martin
Herbert Rawlinson ... Mr. Decker
Laura Treadwell Laura Treadwell ... Aunt Martha
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Storyline

Ever since the poor Pepper family - widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five children Polly, Ben, Joey, Davie and Phronsie - warmed the once cold heart of wealthy businessman J.H. King, they have lived with him and his grandson Jasper in his mansion. The close proximity has allowed the seed of unspoken puppy love at least to germinate between Polly and Jasper. J.H. initially befriended the family solely to get the other 50% ownership of a copper mine that belonged to Mr. Pepper but which was deeded to Polly, with no copper ever having been found in it. Now, J.H. and Polly are 50/50 partners in developing the mine which both believe contains copper. However, no copper has yet been found, J.H. has sunk all his money into the venture, and the bank will call in his loan in exactly ninety days. Concurrently, J.H. suffers a stroke, which leaves him unable to handle the day to day business. The only answer seems to sell the mine to their competitor, Thomas Townsend, who has wanted it all along. ... Written by Huggo

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Taglines:

That family's here again...straight out of the famous stories beloved by millions! (Title lobby card).

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinco huerfanitos y compañía See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Spencer Charters (Mr. Shomer) and Marin Sais (Neighbor Woman) are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members for their roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Phronsie first puts her doll in the bathtub to wash it she says because it's dirty, there are no visible dirt marks on the front of the doll. Later when she is still washing the doll, the visible dirt marks on the doll appear. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the movie's opening credits the five actors portraying the Pepper children introduce themselves, standing behind large pepper shakers. See more »

Connections

Follows Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz #15 in A flat major ('Lullaby'), Op.39
(1865) (uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
In the score when Phronsie nods off to sleep
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Five Little Peppers at Home was just as entertaining as the previous first movie in the series
5 February 2018 | by tavmSee all my reviews

In my review of the previous movie in the series, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, I concentrated so much on mentioning that both Edith Fellows and Tommy Bond were in Our Gang shorts beforehand that I didn't mention the plot of that one. Well, here this one picks up where the last one left off as the Pepper family had moved into rich man King's home after King agreed to be Polly Pepper's partner in the copper mine they both owned having previously lived in a more modest house. So it was that all that I just mentioned happened resulted in bankruptcy for King because no copper had been found in that mine during all that time. I'll stop there and just say there's some funny situations-like that of the youngest daughter overfilling a bathtub-and more dramatic ones-like a mine cave-in-that keep the movie quite entertaining during the little more than an hour the movie runs. So that's a recommendation for Five Little Peppers at Home for anyone who liked the first one enough.


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